The Mursi, like the other tribes in the region, build huts using a range of materials such as thatch, river reed, branches and sticks. During migration, they sometimes leave the huts and sometimes bring them along. It is the women’s job to build and dismantle the huts.
As for most other tribes of the Omo Valley, cattle are central to the lives of the Dassanech. When they lose their cattle to disease, drought or raid by a neighbouring tribe, they turn to the world’s largest desert lake for sustenance, hunting fish, crocodile and the occasional hippo.